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11 Crystal River Cruise Reviews

corpkid avatar


4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good, but prefer the newer river ships


This was our second river cruise with Crystal. Last year we spent 8 glorious days on the brand new Debussy sailing the Rhine, and it was absolutely great. We decided to try this ship to sail the Danube this year. ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Poorcindy avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

River cruise

The Mahler is a beautiful ship. The staff were beyond helpful. The food and drinks were more than you could possibly eat or drink. Unfortunately on the 17 Grand Tour they close the top deck for 8-10 days. We ...
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Sail Date September 2019

Travlmom59 avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Crystal handles itinerary changes well

My husband and I are currently on a Grand Europe tour on the Crystal Mahler. Service and food have been superb. We are enjoying the daily canapés and appetizers brought to our room by our butler. Entertainment ...
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Sail Date June 2019

bash71 avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great trip but Crystal not forthcoming about itinerary changes due to drought

This was our first river cruise and we looked forward to the ease of river cruising: seeing many ports without the hassle of driving/packing and unpacking. However, due to the water shortage on the Danube, this ...
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Sail Date August 2018

terran_explr avatar


15 Reviews Written

172 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Itinerary with Great Food and other Pleasures

I write this review from the perspective of giving you the traveler some insight about what to expect on this river cruise and to provide some tips. The good: itinerary, excellent food, small group tours, e-Bike ...
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Sail Date June 2018

graham2213 avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cruise was as expected but not exceptional

We chose this cruise because of its reputation as a high end company and wanted to experience the benefits of a high end river cruise. In the end, sadly, not any better than AMA or Avalon. Everything was good. ...
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Sail Date November 2017

R Masters avatar

R Masters

1 Review Written

53 Helpful Votes

Excellence and mediocrity.

Crystal Mozart is twice the width of other boats on the river and the standard of equipment on the boat is superb. Some boats that are half the width can take 200 passengers compared to Crystal Mozart taking 170 ...
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Sail Date July 2017

RockinSonoma avatar


3 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Impeccable on the Danube

The biggest question mark about booking this cruise is whether you like group excursions or not. You'll be paying for them whether or not you partake because all ports have multiple excursions available at no ...
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Sail Date July 2017

SuzCruise avatar


3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Loved the Christmas Markets, hated the Presidents Cruise!

Christmas Markets / Presidents Cruise This is a review of our cruise aboard the Crystal Mozart for it's first Christmas Market cruise, which fell over Thanksgiving and was also announced after we booked to be the ...
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Sail Date November 2016

miffy0426 avatar


5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Crew

The cruise was a wonderful adventure, my husband, our children, and I would do it again. The staff, especially the waiters, were a great help. Great service, plus they had wonderful recommendations. The local dishes ...
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Sail Date August 2017

miffy0426 avatar


5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Great Value for money

The Debussy looked very new which it should since it just entered river sailing last year. By cruise standards, it was quite small (a boat with 100 passengers and 50 odd crew members), but it never felt that ...
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Sail Date June 2018

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